Hop Aboard These Festive Santa Train Experiences in Ireland

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

October 12, 2021

Santa train rides in Ireland

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Imagine your child’s excitement when you combine a visit to see Santa with the thrill of a festive train ride! These Santa train experiences will undoubtedly create lasting memories you’ll all treasure for years to come!

Climb aboard your Santa train for a real adventure this Christmas, because these trips include elves, Mrs Claus, storytelling, singing, games, and more than a few treats before meeting Santa himself.

Festive Santa Train Rides

Santa Express at Wicklow Christmas Market

Wicklow Christmas Market

Dates: Selected dates from November 19th to December 18th 2022

A day at the Wicklow Christmas Market would not be complete without a visit to see the big man himself, Santa Claus! The all new Santa Express will transport you and your family to the North Pole and to the home of Santa and Mrs Claus.

Get ready for a fun ride to the North Pole where you will journey thorough the new Tunnel of Lights. After your train ride you’ll be met by a team of elves, who will be eagerly awaiting your arrival. Laugh along as you watch the mayhem and shenanigans of the fun filled show!

Next, it will be time for a visit with Mrs Claus. Listen to her read her favourite Christmas tale, and lead a sing-along for everyone’s entertainment.

Then of course, it’s time for a visit with Santa! He will be there to meet all of the girls and boys who will get to personally tell him what’s on their Christmas list. Families will visit Santa as a group, and each child will receive a special Christmas gift from Santa Claus himself. Don’t forget to post your letter at Santa’s official post box!

The Santa Experience at Oakfield Park, Donegal

santa train rides in Ireland

Dates: November 30th to December 23rd 2022.

Returning for 2022 is The Santa Express! Travel on a real train to see Father Christmas along with the elf family.

Meet Mrs Claus in her snuggly cabin, where she will host regular performances of a puppet show along with her beloved naughty puppets. Watch them get up to mischief.

Children will then get to meet Santa and receive a special gift. They will get to play elf games and everyone will receive a complimentary hot drink!

Santa’s Train Adventure at Rathwood, Carlow

Dates: November 20th to December 24th 2022

Santa’s Train Adventure at Rathwood runs on selected dates during November and December.

This year, visit Santa in his big top! Board the train and journey through the enchanted forest where you will see Mrs Claus and the Elves. Arrive at Santa’s Big Red Top for some singing, dancing and interactive family fun before making your way to his workshop where you will receive a toy.

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The Santa Express at Waterford Suir Valley Railway

Dates: Select dates from November 27th to December 23rd 2022

Set off on an exciting journey on a real train beside Waterford Greenway and by the majestic River Suir to meet Mrs Claus and friends in the Magic Wood. The Fairies in the Magic Wood have been busy making the magic dust that will help Santa find your house on Christmas night – and Mrs Claus has some for every child!

The Santa Express train journey and visit with Mrs Claus friends in the Magic Wood! The fairies have been busy making magic fairy dust to help Santa find your house on Christmas Eve and everyone will receive some to take home.

Afterwards enjoy a private visit with Santa and receive a wonderful, quality toy. Be sure to have the camera ready as there will be loads of photo opportunities!

The Santa Special

Santa train rides in Ireland

Date: Select dates from 3rd to 18th December 2022

The Santa Special is a return journey by vintage train, with a visit to see Santa.

Departing from a very special platform in Belfast, the journey take approx 35 minutes and you will get to meet Santa and take photos wiht him. The elves will be there too with selection boxes for everyone. Each child will also receive an activity pack as they board with a special letter to decorate and post to Santa when you arrive at the station!

Amber Springs Santa Train Experience, Wexford

santa train amber springs

Dates: For 2022 TBA

With a little Ho Ho Ho and more than a sprinkling of Christmas magic, the Amber Springs Santa Train Experience is back!

Travelling aboard The Amber Express, following the glimmering lights and sparkling trees to the Amber Christmas Village. Once at the village, you will disembark the Amber Express to explore the village in your own family pod.

Walking around the village you will be able to enjoy a little festive treat and see all the busy little elves working away before going to have your own personal visit with Santa!

Hop Aboard These Festive Santa Train Experiences in Ireland - Mykidstime

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Published On: October 12th, 2021 / Categories: Ireland / Last Updated: September 16th, 2022 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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